March 15, 2010
WACO, Texas - Art Briles will open his third spring at Baylor Tuesday, March 16, when his football program begins spring drills at the Highers Complex practice fields.
"The great thing about spring is, what are you preparing for? Yourselves," Briles said. "When you're in season, you spend all your time working against opponents' schemes and personnel. Right now, we're preparing for Baylor. That's what I love about it is, because it's football in its purest sense."
The Bears return 47 lettermen and 13 scholarship redshirts from the 2009 squad, and will welcome six scholarship newcomers to spring practice: (mid-year enrollees Troy Baker of Connally High School in Waco, Robert T. Griffin from Navarro College, Prince Kent from Hargrave Military Academy and Issac Williams from El Camino College, as well as two enrollees from the 2009 signing class: Bryce Petty of Midlothian High School and Tevin Reese of Temple High School).
The 2010 Bears roster includes 14 returning starters (seven offensive, five defensive and two specialists) from last year's team. Also back is quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is rehabbing from season-ending knee surgery and, after approval of his hardship waiver by the Big 12 Conference, retains three seasons of eligibility.
The Bears are scheduled to conclude the spring Saturday, April 10, with a controlled scrimmage presented by Time Warner Cable. Baylor spring practice dates are scheduled for March 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 and April 1, 6, 8, 9 and 10. Fan inquiries about attending workouts may be directed to the football office at 254-710-3058.